As early as the 17th century, European writing have described Native American basketry. The word "basket" was used loosely to describe any bag, basket or container, which opens from the top. Vera Longtoe Sheehan continues this tradition of her ancestors. She harvests and processes into cordage milkweed, nettles, dogbane, for twining baskets & bags. She also twines with hemp, jute, cotton and linen cordage.
Twined Round Bag or Twined Basket - Extra Large
This huge twined round twined bag can be used as a pack basket or storage container. It's heavy duty construction will last for many years. Currently on exhibit at The Institute for American Indian Studies.Previously exhibited at the Boston Children's Museum.
Made from natural hemp.
Approximately 12" base x 15" tall
Round twined basket with symetrical triangle, geometric pattern. Made with 2 shades of natural hemp. 5" wide x 6" tall.
Small Twined Basket
Geometric pattern on closed twined baskets. Great size for a trinket basket
Made from natural and dyed hemp.
Approximately 6" wide.
Small Twined Basket*
Natural hemp, adorned a with red stripe. Currently on exhibit at The Institute for American Indian Studies.
5" wide x 6" tall.
Shallow Twined Basket
Good size to hold snacks or food.
5" wide x 2" tall
Twined Acorn Basket
A traditional seed collecting storage container used by Abenaki families in the Connecticut River Valley. Re-created based on oral tradition/witness accountfrom the 1930's. After filling it, it wouldbe hung until it was needed to plant next summer's garden,
6" x 8" tall
Twined Gourd Basket*
This basket gets its name from its shape. It looks like a gourd, with the
top cut off. This shape lends itself nicely as a sewing basket.
Previously exhibited at the Boston Children's Museum.
Natural and walnut dyed hemp.
6" x 4" tall.
Medium Twined Basket with Lid *
Great conatainer to help you hold your provisions and a tight fitting lid.
Natural hemp, with triple red strip
6" wide x 7" tall.
* Photographs Courtesy of Lina Longtoe Schulmeisters
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